Reporter Evan Blass, a.k.a. @evleaks, is known for his famous leaks of products weeks before their launch, and the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ leaks are no different. Though we’ve already seen photos of the two devices, the leakster is back with a new Galaxy S8+ specs sheet that gives away most of what interested buyers need to know (though there’s still a Beast Mode trademark filing we can’t figure out just yet).
First, there’s the name, Galaxy S8+, which confirms Samsung’s decision to use a “plus” symbol instead of the word ‘Plus‘ in the larger phone’s moniker. The Galaxy S8+ display size (according to the leak) sits at a 6.2-inches and is of a Quad HD+ display. The screen size had been rumored long ago, and the “+” at the end of the “Quad HD” screen resolution tells us that Samsung’s AMOLED panel will get even brighter than what we’ve seen on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and the now-deceased Galaxy Note 7. Blass’s original leaked photo of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ confirmed different screen sizes.
Samsung’s award-winning, 12MP Dual Pixel back camera remains here, but Samsung has increased the front-facing selfie camera to 8MP as opposed to the 5MP front camera used in its high-end lineup of 2016. The iris scanner, 64GB of storage, and the microSD card slot for expandable storage were also leaked as specs for the next Galaxy prior to Blass’s confirmation here. The iris scanner was seen in the most recent photos of the upcoming smartphones. Finally, the AKG earphones have long been suspected ever since Samsung declared its intention to buy Harman Kardon back in November for $8 billion. Harman just approved the merger this week.
Other interesting details include 4GB of RAM instead of the 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM memory configurations we’ve heard about in weeks past, as well as the generic reference to Android OS rather than Nougat (Android version 7.0).
We don’t know the official Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ announcement date, but MWC 2017 will tell all.
SOURCE [Evan Blass on Twitter]